Known for:Rubin is the China expert other agents call for recommendations (among those who outsource to him is members-only travel club Nota Bene). His superb coterie of guides—one of whom is carefully matched with each client—dissolve cultural barriers and enhance any experience, whether it’s dinner in the French Concession mansion of a Shanghai socialite or a visit to a local food market in Beijing.
Special booking: For a polo-playing client visiting Beijing, Rubin organized an informal practice match three hours north of the city, in Inner Mongolia. Ponies were transported up, along with all necessary equipment—the client’s sons needed to be fitted with boots, helmets, and mallets—and volunteers to comprise two teams. Years as agent: 11. Other specialty: Hong Kong. Consulting Fee: $200.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Travel Agent-Tour Operator
Region(s) Covered: China
Years as Agent: 11
Specialty: luxury private and group tours